The list was compiled after six months of intensive research to identify dynamic, high-level professionals who are leading and re-engineering a vast array of businesses.
The final tally includes nine CEOs, 11 division chief executives, and a host of top executives that significantly contribute to their company's revenues. Each executive holds a senior management position at one of the top 1,000 publicly traded companies or at an international corporation grossing revenues of $1 billion or mor
Xerox Corporation president Ursula Burns and Quincy Allen, president, Global Business and Strategic Marketing Group, were also named to the 2009 list. Burns and Allen are both based in the United States.
"Kevin has served as an excellent role model in both the business and philanthropic community in Canada," says Damon Knights, president of the Canadian chapter the National Black MBA Association. "In his relatively short time as Xerox Canada CEO, he has become a founding member of our organization, volunteers on numerous boards, and has made youth-focused charities a priority. "
The selection criteria and comprehensive profiles of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America are available in the February 2009 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, available on newsstands now.
evin Warren has served as Xerox Canada's president and CEO since January 2008. Prior to this, he led Xerox's $1.5 billion purchase and integration of Global Imaging Systems and served as senior vice president of U.S. Eastern Sales Operations.
Warren earned his BS in finance from Georgetown University in 1984 and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is an advisory board member of the first international chapter of the National Black MBA Association, and sits on the national board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is also on the board of the Conference Board of Canada, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Executive Leadership Council.
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